Listening to lyrics like these suit my holiday spirit (No Ebenezer).
The pillow shows beneath his coat, (haha) oh what a joke, to hear his jingle. He stands beneath the mistletoe, but no one cares to kiss Chris Kringle. Ohhhh He’s a sidewalk Santa Claus. Ohhhh He is only Santa Claus because it’s Christmas.
Basement Rug has a smartly curated music selection. Happy Holidays (Millie pulled a pistol on Santa).
Vic’t is the diminutive of a colloquial term describing the state of a person victimized by theft. Using the politics of subversive quotation the work contained in Vic’t uses aesthetic artifacts stolen from commercial billboards. These ads are re-worked and re-purposed to serve as practical training exercises to strengthen one’s critical gaze. Once prepared the viewer can be more vigilant when interacting with advertisements in their natural environment.
(Art speak done)
In keeping with the exhibition theme, the music program includes selections from appropriated sources: covers, samples, unofficial remixes & mash ups. Produced by Tahir Hemphill. Mixed by DJ Blessed Productive.
Props to the Settn’ It Off crew for documenting this piece of history. Jay Dilla speaks candidly on his relationship with Tribe, De La, Q-Tip and Slum Village. A very insightful conversation with one of the greatest Producer/MC’s. R.I.P.